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Congwong Beach

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Congwong Beach.

Getting there and parking

Congwong Beach is in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, around 17km from Circular Quay. To get to get there from Sydney follow Anzac Parade south to La Perouse.

To access Congwong Beach:

  • From the sign at the south end of Cann Park, take the 100m path down to the beach.
  • From the carpark on Anzac Parade, opposite Endeavour Avenue, follow the Congwong trail

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

  • Parking is available at Cann Park, near La Perouse Museum.
  • You can also park near the park entry gates, on Anzac Parade, opposite Goorawahl Avenue.

By public transport

Take bus L94 or 394 to La Perouse from Circular Quay, Martin Place, or Hyde Park via Maroubra Junction. Visit Transport for NSW for details.

Facilities

  • Public toilets are located on Anzac Parade, around 50m from the start of the track, near Cann Park.
  • Drinking water is also available in this amenities block, and from taps in Cann Park.
  • The closest shops and cafes are around 100m from the start of the track, on Anzac Parade.
  • There are no bins at the beach, so please take all rubbish with you.

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Amplified music, alcohol and glass bottles, and nudity are not permitted at Congwong Beach or Little Congwong Beach.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Camping

Cycling

Not permitted on walking tracks or beaches. You can cycle on public roads leading to Congwong Beach and secure your bike in Cann Park.

Gathering firewood

Generators

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Congwong Beach

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Park info

  • in the La Perouse area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • 7am–8.30pm November to March. 7am–7.30pm April to October

    Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are no park entry fees in La Perouse area but you'll need to pay to tour Bare Island. Park entry fees apply in the Kurnell area of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, only.

    Buy annual pass

Visitor centre

View of beach, with people and seagulls, and historic tower in the distance.  Photo: Stacy Wilson/OEH.